Puerto Montt, Chile is a virtual ghost town since the massive evacuation of the town to avoid catastrophe when the nearby volcano erupted. Interior Minister Edmundo Perez said that 40 to 45 people of a total population of more than 4,500 remain there one day after the Chaiten volcano erupted. Meanwhile, the volcano is still erupting, shooting out ash in plumes as high as twelve kilometers. The Interior Minister is not sure if the citizens of Puerto Montt wiill be able to return to thier homes.
For the first time in Chile or anywhere for that matter, a mayor plans to give out free Viagra to men are over the age of 60, claiming it would improve their “quality of life” four times a month.”This has to do with quality of life and it’s done responsibly. It’s not just like handing out candy at the corner,” Gonzalo Navarrete, a physician and mayor of the poor town of Lo Prado south of Santiago, told Las Ultimas Noticias daily.
According to the mayor, men who are 60 years and older may have up to four Viagra pills a month after undergoing a complete medical exam, as to avoid potentially harmful side effects.
“We’ll give out four, 50 milligram pills, in other words, for four sexual relationships per month,” Navarrete said, adding that the program would have a starting cost of about 20,000 dollars.
The mayor said the idea came from listening to local, older men complain about not getting enough sex.